To help prepare them to become tomorrow's Stewards of Placeˡ, the Center of Civic Engagement’s primary vision is for every Ithaca College student to have the opportunity to substantively engage in community problem solving—through a progressive offering of volunteer/community service opportunities, Service-Learning courses across the curriculum, federal work study jobs, and community-based internships—while on their unique path towards engaged citizenship, and the ability to evaluate the political landscape and make informed decisions about their participation in our democracy.
The college-level Model UN system is a simulation of the United Nations, first held at Harvard in 1955. The Ithaca College Model UN team team was created in 1983. Prof. Marty Brownstein, Politics, advised and cultivated the team until his retirement. The Politics Department sponsors the team, and faculty advisor Juan Arroyo works with students to prepare for these conferences.
Our goal is to engage politically interested students with one another, the IC campus, and the greater-Ithaca community. In addition, IC Dems aims to provide students with a non-discriminatory outlet to foster discussion about the political process and their role in it.
Our purpose is to promote the Republican Party through education, discussion, fundraising and campaigning, and to provide Republican students with an opportunity to discuss political issues and current events with like-minded peers.
Our mission is to involve feminists, and expose soon-to-be-feminists, on campus in issues of concern regarding gender equity, gender roles, reproductive rights, sexual rights, minorities in public office, breaking glass ceilings, race and justice, sexual assault policies, media, and any other topics of interest to our members. Feminists United is a group for people of all genders
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. They provide voting guides.
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality.